2015 Mazda3 Revealed
The spyshots were right all along. This is the hatch version of the 2015 Mazda3. We’ll get an official look at the car today at 2:30 PM EST, along with technical details. Europe will get 1.5L and 2.0L gasoline SKYACTIV motors making 99, 118 and 163 horsepower respectively. Expect the 2.0 to make it here, along with the 2.5L engine in the CX-5 and Mazda6. Europe will also get the 2.2L diesel used in the 6, which would be a real treat, and a nice rival to the Golf TDI. No weight figures have been announced, but the new 3 should be a good deal lighter than the current model. No word on a sedan model either.
EDIT: The North America spec 2.0L makes 155 horsepower. No word on a North American diesel. The i-ELOOP regen braking/capacitor system will power the car’s entire electronics, as well as an all new HUD system. Production will take place first in Japan, then in Mexico starting in Spring, 2014. Sales start in September. Sedan to debut in 2 weeks. Weight should be down by a couple hundred pounds, wheelbase is up 2.4 inches while overall length is down by 1.8 inches.
Kita Ikki on Jun 28, 2013
Mazda3 vs. Alfa Romeo Giulietta There is some resemblance, like the Mazda3 better because its front axle is further forward. Mazda3 http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-mazda3-live-reveal/med/#photo-5992912/ Alfa Giulietta http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Alfa_Romeo_Giulietta_front-1_20100704.jpg
Tyler Armstrong on Jul 01, 2013
So, as owner of 2011 Mazda 3 Hatch - seems like mine has more useful trunk space and the reviews for the new Mercedes CLA (with same media screen stuck on the dash like some after-thought) are not to friendly (Tom-Tom, anyone?). Regardless, very Alfa Romeo of Mazda. Have to compare to the new GTI next summer.
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